New Hampshire Fishing Guide

New Hampshire Ice Fishing Guide

on Lake Winnipesaukee

TMO owner/guide Tim Moore has over 40-years of experience fishing the waters of New Hampshire, and has been a licensed NH guide since 2006. He has the knowledge and knowhow to make your trip a success.

Your guide will be knowledgeable and friendly, and use the highest-quality equipment and gear on the market to offer a safe, fun, and successful ice fishing experience.

We fish primarily for white perch and lake trout, but occasionally target smallmouth bass, and eelpout (cusk) on jigs and tip ups.

Below you will find information about our trips, payment policies, our calendar and contact form, and FAQs.
Please choose your date and use the contact form to inquire.
Once your trip is confirmed you will receive an invoice via email that you can use to make a secure online payment. We also accept payments via Venmo.

This page is packed full of information about our trips. We’ve tried to answer any question you might have.
CLICK HERE to go to our FAQs section.

NOTE: We do not combine trips. Your party will be the only ones on the ice with us that day.

Due to regulations we DO NOT offer fish cleaning.
All fish must leave the waters of the state with the head and tail intact.


We are New Hampshire’s premier fishing guide service.

We generally target lake trout and white perch in the same trip, but you can customize your trip to a degree. The number of people plays a role in how much customization we can offer. More people makes it harder to customize.

Lake Trout and
White Perch

We target lake trout and jumbo white perch on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Some days we move around (depending on group size) to find fish, and other days we let anglers around us do the searching. We use a combination of tip ups and jigging, depending on what is working best at the time. You’ll enjoy comfort and the knowledge of a local guide with decades of experience.

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Group Trips

Every year we guide multiple groups on the ice. From corporate trips, to bachelor parties, to Scout Troops, to fraternity outings, or just a bunch of friends. They all have fun and most of them come back every year.
Scroll down for group rates.

Please see our rates and use the contact form below for groups of ten or more people.


Here you will find information about what IS included and what IS NOT included.
Keep scrolling for details about our trips, our calendar and contact form, and FAQs.

Ice fishing trips run five days a week (Wednesday – Sunday) beginning around January 10 and ending March 31.
Trips are six-hours long (7AM – 1PM) and no group is too large or too small.

We typically meet our clients in Tuftonboro, NH but occasionally launch out of Moultonborough
depending on ice conditions.
Once your trip is secured you will be given the exact launch location.

As always, safety is our number one priority. We keep a close eye on ice conditions and NEVER bring clients to questionable areas. That said, we carry well-maintained safety gear, such as a Nebulus Flotation Device that will float our snowmobile and up to three people should it ever fall through, and we also carry ice safety picks when needed. For added assurance, your guide wears the Ascent Suit from Ice Armor by Clam, a floating ice fishing suit.

We use only the highest quality ice fishing gear. From our Clam Outdoors shelters, tackle, rods and reels, and other fishing gear, to our Portable Buddy Heaters from Mr. Heater, or our Arctic Cat snowmobile, you’ll be in good hands.

Our snomobile is a well-maintained 2016 Arctic Cat Bearcat utility sled. It is realiable and (with sled in tow) can move as many as four people (plus your guide) at a time.

Guided Trips Include:

(Guests are welcome to arrive or depart any time during trip hours)

*Anglers are welcome to bring and use their own gear, but it does not change the price of the trip.

Guided Trips DO NOT Include:

(We are unable to clean fish for our clients.)
Anglers are required to leave the waters of New Hampshire with the head and tail intact.

Click the button below to purchase a NH Freshwater Fishing License
*You may print and bring your license, or you can have a picture of it on a smartphone.





$400 Total
(not per person)
Price the same for one or two adults

$100 each

Customary gratuity not included


10 or more people
$100 per person
50% non-refundable deposit required
Customary gratuity not included

Gift vouchers available
See Payment Policies for details



We accept online payments with a credit card (fee)  through our booking site.
We also accept Venmo (no fee). Please use the contact form to book and pay using Venmo.

Trips cancelled more than three weeks before trip
$100 cancellation fee

Trips cancelled less than three weeks before trip
$200 cancellation fee

Trips cancelled 72-hours before trip – No refund

Cancellations for bad weather are at the sole discretion of your guide.
In the event your guide cancels for inclement weather, you will be given the option of rescheduling or a full refund.

(require payment in full)
Vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Please note: These are gift vouchers, noit gift certificates.
They do expire.


Avoid cotton!
Wet or damp cotton draws heat away from your body.
Loose layers work best.
Tight clothes restrict circulation.

Finish it off with something waterproof, such as ski pants and a ski jacket, or…Clam Outdoors makes some of the best ice fishing outerwear on the market. Check out the full line of Ice Armor by Clam.

This is your most important article of clothing.
You will be standing on ice!
If you plan to wear your fall hiking boots and think, “I’ll be fine,” I promise, you won’t be.
Your feet will get cold first, and stay cold the longest.

Warm gloves or mittens.
Ice creepers for traction when there is no snow on the ice.

We do our best to make sure you stay comfortable while on the ice, we need you to do yours too.

A New Hampshire freshwater fishing license is required by law and not included in your trip.



We accept online bookings!
View the trip details and payment policies above, choose your date from our calendar,
and use the contact form to submit your booking request.
We will email you an invoice that you can use to pay your deposit or balance.
About a week before your trip, we will contact you to pay your balance (if due) and send trip details.
Have a special request or question?
Use the contact form below.

Booked dates/times will show as BOOKED ALL DAY, MORNING BOOKED, or AFTERNOON BOOKED.
If a date/time is blank, then it is available.
Click on a specific date to expand details.

YOU CANNOT BOOK YOUR TRIP OR MAKE PAYMENT THROUGH THE CALENDAR Please use the contact form to verify  your date
and book your trip.



Below are answers to some frequently asked questions

How long are your ice fishing trips?
Our trips are six hours long. We pick our clients up at 7am and drop them off at 1pm.

What is included in a six-hour ice fishing trip?

We include all the fishing gear, shelter(s) with heat, bait, and tackle for a productive, fun, and safe day on the ice. The only thing not included is a NH freshwater fishing license, food and drinks, appropriate clothing and footwear, ice cleats for traction when there is no snow, and customary gratuity.

What is the preferred way to book an ice fishing trip?

We prefer online booking. Booking online allows us to seamlessly transfer your information between emails, invoices, and our calendar, leaving less margin for errors. Our calendar shows dates that are booked. If a date is blank then it is available, but double check in case it hasn’t been updated recently. You can use the contact form on this page to request your date. Once your date is confirmed you will receive payment info. Our rates and payment policies can also be found on this page.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept two forms of online payments. We can email you an invoice via Square that you can securely pay online with a credit card, or you can use the Venmo app. You will be asked for your payment preference on our contact form. In some cases, we do accept checks by mail.

Do I need a freshwater fishing license?

Anyone 16 years old or older needs a NH Freshwater fishing license. Fishing licenses may be purchased online at Non-residents can purchase a one, three, seven-day, or annual license. Residents can purchase a one-day or annual license. Licenses from other states are not reciprocal.

Do I need to have my fishing license with me?

Yes. After you purchase a fishing license you can either print it and bring it with you, or you can have an image of it on a smartphone. We are required to check licenses and keep records of each person who fishes with us. In 2020 we will be taking a picture of each person’s license.

Can I join another group’s trip to save money?

Sorry, no. we do not combine groups. When you book a trip, it is for your party and no one else.

What part of Lake Winnipesaukee do you guide on?

Most of our trips leave from the end of Bay Road in Tuftonboro. We occasionally meet our clients in Moultonborough or Meredith, depending on ice conditions and fishing quality.

I’m not a morning person. What if I want to arrive later than 7am or stay later than 1pm?

We don’t take hostages. You are free to come and go anytime between 7am and 1pm. We only ask you to give us advanced notice of late arrivals and understand that it will not change the price of your trip. On some occasions, you can book additional time at a rate of $100/hour. Extra time is subject to availability.

Will you clean my fish for me?

Sorry, no. There are several reasons for this. Mostly because by NH law “the head and tail must remain intact while on or leaving the waters of the state.” Also, there are no fish cleaning stations in New Hampshire like there are in some other states.

How many coolers can I bring?

How many coolers do you need? Just kidding. Most groups bring one mid-sized (30-quart) cooler or each member brings a small cooler. Some just bring a backpack with their food and extra gloves, etc. It’s ice fishing. Keeping things cold isn’t an issue, keeping them from freezing is.

Do you have a policy on drinking alcohol?

We allow it but remind everyone to drink responsibly. For everyone’s safety, we will report intoxicated drivers to the authorities. We also aren’t paid to pick people up off the ice and we’re not very good at participating in drunk conversations. If that’s going to be the case, bring a friend. Plus, you’re going to have a great time. Don’t you want to remember it?

How big is your heated shelter?

We have two different shelters, depending on the number of people and weather. For two (and sometimes three) people we have a flip-over (Fish Trap) shelter that we tow behind our snowmobile. For larger groups we have a six-sided hub (pop up) shelter that is 11 ½’ across.

I have a favorite fishing rod. Can I bring it?

We ask that our clients use our gear for two reasons. The more you bring, the more we need to transport, in addition to the gear we already have. Also, our gear is specifically set up for the type of lures we use and the species we are targeting. However, if you have your heart set on using your own gear, we will accommodate it. Just let us know in advance.

Can I purchase an ice fishing trip as a gift?

We offer vouchers that can be purchased for a specific season. They require payment in full. Once your voucher is paid for you will receive an email copy that you can print and give to the lucky person. You can pick a date for the trip at the time of purchase, or you can let them schedule their trip after they receive their voucher.

How many people can you take on one trip?
We can handle as many as you want to bring. We guide multiple large groups every year. Keep in mind that more people take longer to shuttle out to the fishing location

I have someone who wants to come, but not fish. Do I still need to pay for them?
Yes you do. We provide safety adn comfort, adn assume responsibility for everyone that comes out with us.